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Twenty-One Coeds Compete for Ms. ABAC Title October 11

October 3, 2017

Twenty-one contestants will compete in the 49th annual Ms. ABAC contest on Oct. 11 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Sponsored by the Agribusiness Club, the theme of this year’s pageant is “In a world of trends, remain a classic.”   The winner will receive a $500 academic scholarship.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in ABAC’s Howard Auditorium. Admission is $10. Because of limited seating, advance ticket purchase is advised. Tickets can be purchased from any Ag Business Club member, selected locations across campus, or by calling Audrey Luke-Morgan at (229) 391-4807.

Contestants will compete in casual and evening wear. They will also be judged on a written essay and an interview with the judges.

Students competing in this year’s pageant include Skyler Alexander, an agriculture education major from Warner Robins, sponsored by the ABAC Collegiate FFA; Alice Barfield, an agricultural communications major from Labelle, Fla., sponsored by ABAC’s Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity;  Asiaunnya Bryant, a music major from Albany, sponsored by Dr. Susan Roe;  Cassidy Davis, an agriculture business major from Jefferson, sponsored by the ABAC Collegiate Young Farmers; Skylar Dorough, a nursing major from Fitzgerald, sponsored by the Georgia Association of Nursing Students (GANS); Savannah Eastall, an agriculture major from Lilburn, sponsored by the Collegiate 4H; Catherine Emery, an agricultural education major from LaGrange, sponsored by the ABAC Honors-Gibbs Fund; Delaney Foster, a crop and soil sciences major from Perry, sponsored by the Agronomy Club; Kaycee Goodman, a nursing major from Tifton, sponsored by Baptist Collegiate Ministries; and Delanie Israel, a diversified agriculture major from Smithville.

Other contestants are Janna Jernigan, an agriculture major from Alapaha, sponsored by the ABAC Honors Program; Shannon Kehoe, an agricultural communications major from Myakka City, Fla., sponsored by the Sigma Alpha sorority; Wellsley Martin, an agriculture business major from Hawkinsville, sponsored by Christopher Martin Farms; Meredith McGlamory, an agricultural communications and marketing major from Abbeville, sponsored by the Ag Communicators of Tomorrow Club (ACT); Tamia Pena, a nursing major from Valdosta, sponsored by Baptist Collegiate Ministries; and Mikayla Pulsifer, an agriculture major from Fort Valley, sponsored by the Agricultural Engineering Technology (AET) Club.  

Other participants include Bailey Shirah, a diversified agricultural major from Auburndale, Fla., sponsored by the ABAC Cattlemen’s Association; Shelby Sikking, an agricultural education major from Cordele, sponsored by the ABAC Collegiate FFA; Malerie Whitehurst, a diversified agriculture major from Williston, Fla., sponsored by the ABAC Horsemen’s Association; Madison Williams, an agricultural communications major from Winder, sponsored by Destination Ag; and Jamie Worsley, a politics and modern cultures major from Arlington, sponsored by the ABAC Ambassadors.

Mike Chason, Director of Public Relations Emeritus, will serve as master of ceremonies. All proceeds from the Ms. ABAC pageant will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and ABAC’s 2018 National Agri-Marketing Association Team.
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